Advanced Placement (AP) United States History Course Disclosure
Updated August 13, 2017

Keith Wood, Room 325
Phone: 801.264.7460, extension 5325
E-mail: kwood@murrayschools.org

I am available to help students or meet with parents. I appreciate parents calling in advance to make an appointment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES & EXPECTATIONS

STUDENT MATERIALS

CLASS RULES, BEHAVIOR, & PARTICIPATION

The following rules are posted prominently in the room and apply to every student.
  1. Be considerate to the teacher and to your classmates at all times.
  2. Do not disrupt the class in any way [this includes during announcements or Spartan Vision].
  3. Do not sleep in class.
  4. Do not bring food or drinks—other than water in clear and easy to assess containers—to class.
  5. Do not do work for other classes in this class.
  6. Cell phones, cameras, ear buds or headsets, and the improper use of Internet-capable devices are all inappropriate in class. They will be confiscated on sight and other penalties may apply.
ACADEMIC GRADES

Your academic grade is a percentage determined by dividing the number of points you earn by the total number of points possible each quarter. This total can be decreased by handing work in late or by failing to hand in assigned work. Under some circumstances, this total can be raised by doing extra work assigned by the teacher. Grades are NOT rounded up.

93 - 100% = A
90 - 92% = A-
87 - 89% = B+
83 - 86% = B
80 - 82% = B-
77 - 79% = C+
73 - 76% = C
70 - 72% = C-
67 - 69% = D+
63 - 66% = D
60 - 62% = D-
0 - 59%   = F

CITIZENSHIP GRADES

According to Murray High School's Attendance and Tardiness Policy, all students will earn an "S" in citizenship unless a "U" is given for one of the following reasons.

Tardiness: You will receive a "U" in citizenship if you have 2 tardies at the end of the quarter. You will be marked tardy if you are NOT IN YOUR SEAT WHEN THE BELL RINGS. I do not accept notes from teachers or parents. Tardies may ONLY be made up by attending detention.

Attendance: You will receive a "U" in citizenship if you have 4 or more absences in any quarter.

Truancy (absence unexcused by a parent): You will receive a "U" in citizenship for any unexcused absence.

Behavior & Participation: You will start each quarter with 25 citizenship points. These points are separate from and do not add or detract from your academic grade. You will lose citizenship points for being rude or disrespectful to the teacher or other students, for disrupting class in any way, for bringing food or drinks to class, for sleeping in class, for failing to take notes on class lectures, or for not having your book, pencil, or other materials when needed.

You will receive a "U" in citizenship for losing your citizenship points in any quarter.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES & ASSESSMENT

MAKING UP LATE OR MISSED WORK

LECTURE NOTES, READING NOTES, UNIT TESTS

OUTSIDE READINGS

PRESIDENTS QUIZ

EXTRA WORK

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) STATEMENT

Please know that ongoing critical evaluation by peers, which may include exchanging drafts of papers, will be used to enhance the educational process. Final assessment of student work is my job as the teacher of the class. Student privacy will be respected when providing all confidential information.

USE OF ELECTRONICS IN CLASS